Veteran Nollywood actress Kate Henshaw has called for the scrapping of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme, sharing her reasons based on her own experiences during her time as a corps member.
She reflected on her time serving in the North and how she was able to travel safely with her NYSC ID card, contrasting it with the present situation where corps members face risks when traveling within the country.
Kate Henshaw highlighted the need for security as a top priority and criticized the idea of putting young people’s lives at risk due to outdated practices.
Her post on Twitter reads:
“When I served in the North, it was a very memorable experience. Travelling from Bauchi by road to the airport was safe & then flying to Lagos just with my NYSC ID card, which also got me rebate on my ticket. It’s time to SCRAP this idea since corpers can’t travel within this country without LET OR HINDRANCE! Stop putting the lives of young people at risk with moribund ideas. Security is a priority & needs to be sorted totally, not technically.”
Source: Kate Henshaw’s social media post